on April 7th, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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I call him ÔÇ£ToolÔÇØ because heÔÇÖs a dick.
Gaige OÔÇÖNeal is nicknamed ÔÇ£ToolÔÇØ because of what heÔÇÖs packing. Rumor is, heÔÇÖs well equipped.
I wouldnÔÇÖt know. IÔÇÖve never had the pleasure.
HeÔÇÖs a cocky, entitled, insufferable a**hole whoÔÇÖs as reckless with women as he is with that stupid motorcycle he races.
HeÔÇÖs also my stepbrother. Lucky me.
ItÔÇÖs been four years since IÔÇÖve seen him. Four years since heÔÇÖs made me so frustrated I could scream. Four years since heÔÇÖs given me that look, the one that makes me instantly wet.
So itÔÇÖs just f**ing fitting that the first time I see him in four years, heÔÇÖs buried beneath three scantily clad blondes.
Now IÔÇÖm stuck here under the same roof with him while he recovers from a racing injury. An injury that clearly hasnÔÇÖt affected the use of his tool.
The problem is, as much as I despise him, I just canÔÇÖt help myself. I want to find out what kind of tool he's working with.
So I already thought that Prick by Sabrina Paige was awesome. Then I read Tool and it has taken my breath away. Sabrina Paige managed to write another stepbrother romance that is even better than her first one. Better than any stepbrother romance IÔÇÖve read so far. Absolutely amazing.
The characters and the story knocked me off my feet and it wasnÔÇÖt just the hotness that is Gaige OÔÇÖNeal, although I happily admit that he had a big part in it to. But it wasnÔÇÖt just him, it was a really well-written story with the right amount of drama, sexiness, angst, heart-ache and romance. It was the fact that the characters were not only extremely likable but also seemed real. And the fact that the sex was hotter than hell definitely helped as well.
Gaige and Delaney met when they were 17 and their parents got married. They formed a friendship over the summer that quickly developed into something more. They felt attracted to one another but before anything could happen between them, Delaney left for college and Gaige pursued his motorcycle racing career and countless girls with an IQ that matched their bra size.
Now four years later they meet again and the bond they created without realizing it is as strong as ever. The pull they have towards each other canÔÇÖt be quelled no matter how hard they try. Despite DelaneyÔÇÖs efforts to keep things professional, she canÔÇÖt deny the feelings she has for Gaige and neither can he. A night of passion turns into weeks and the chemistry they have between the sheets is also evident in any other interaction.
Even before they know whatÔÇÖs happening between them, jealousy and resentment from people in their lives, threatens to ruin everything before it really started. But the bond Gaige and Delaney have is a force to be reckoned with.
Delaney is a young woman who is focused on her business career. She has just gotten her degree and is now coming back to work for her fatherÔÇÖs company. One to always follow rules, professionalism is on top of her lists of priorities. This becomes even more important, when she suddenly is not only confronted with Gaige living in her fatherÔÇÖs house but also having to work with him. She puts the business and how people view her above everythingÔÇöincluding her own happiness. But Gaige slowly chips away at the armor around her and she starts to listen a bit more to her heart and a little less to her brain, which not only results in a lot of orgasms but also allows her enjoy life and have fun.
Sabrina Paige managed to create a character with Delaney that is so extremely likeable. It would have been so easy to let her be prissy, judgmental and elitist. But she isnÔÇÖt. SheÔÇÖs ambitious and driven, but also sweet and caring. SheÔÇÖs not naive or innocent, but still has a lot of values and morals without forcing them onto others. SheÔÇÖs the type of girl you want to be friends with.
Well, Gaige wants more than just a friendship. But as it turns out and surprises him, he also wants more than just sex.
After Delaney left and even before they started hanging out, he had a different girl every night. Never one to form a relationship, he just wanted to have fun ÔÇô no strings attached. But once he sets his sight on Delaney again, not only his dick gets engaged but also his heartÔÇömore than he would have expected or liked. Being the daredevil he is, he doesnÔÇÖt give a damn about what people might think, instead following his heart, doing what he wants. And he applies that same attitude to Delaney, not letting her hide behind rules or expectations. Caring about someone and being cared for is new to him, with a crappy mother and an absent father. He never really had someone who accepted him for who he is and gave a damn about himÔÇöuntil Delaney.
HeÔÇÖs really sexyÔÇªnot just on the outside, but on the inside as well. He might be cocky and arrogant and pushy as well as possessive, but underneath it all, heÔÇÖs caring and sweet and has a big heart. And the email he writes towards the endÔÇª le sigh. This email will make me swoon for weeks to come. IÔÇÖm totally crushing on Gaige OÔÇÖNeal and IÔÇÖd be crazy not to.
Their relationship and the way it grew and developed kept me glued to my Kindle. I loved how it wasnÔÇÖt just about sex with them. DonÔÇÖt get me wrong, there was a lot of sex. But it wasnÔÇÖt just that. From the start there has always been more between them and it shows. Their banter but also their interest in each otherÔÇÖs lives and feelings were absolutely heart-warming and sweet. I could go on and on about this book because I loved it so much.
Beautiful, captivating, and sexy.
5 IÔÇÖd-love-to-see-GaigeÔÇÖs-tool stars.
~Review by Paula
(Previously posted by TBE)